Friday, March 11, 2011


So have you ever entered a giveaway and went to check on the winners of that giveaway only to find that you didn't win???

Well to the 7 ladies that entered: YOU ALL WIN!!! YUP thats right.... whats the point to go to and pick a winner when really you all are.... so I will just take the fabric and split it 7 ways. {YAY}

I just need your addresses: I will mail them out on Wed March 16th, 2011, so if I do not have your address by that date you will miss out!

Please send your address to!!! CONGRATS Ladies!!! oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Wendymo!

By the way guys my new wedding line "Morning Doll" debuts today so keep checking in so you can see all the pictures!!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

St. Patty's day arts, crafts and recipes-Rainbow Streamers

Bring the rainbow inside with these fun and colorful streamers. Have a parade, put on some Irish dance music, or just enjoy the bright colors flowing in the breeze.

What you'll need:
1 paper plate
Paper streamers or wide ribbon in rainbow colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple)
White craft glue
Piece of ribbon for hanging
How to make it:
Cut a large circle out of the center of the paper plate. You will end up with just the rim of the plate.
Cut 1 streamer or ribbon of each color about 18" long.
Glue each streamer to the bottom half of the circle.
Poke a small hole at the top of the circle and thread a piece of ribbon through it. Tie a loop in the ribbon and hang up the streamers.

Use a pencil or pen and pressing firmly on the paper plate, draw the circle to cut out. Pressing down firmly will make a deep indent making it easier to cut out.
If you like, cut the ribbon or streamers twice the length, then drape through the circle and glue at the center. This will give you double the hanging streamers and you can display from either side.
Foam plates are nicer for this craft than paper as they have a smooth outer edge.

Friday, March 4, 2011


So I have been busy, I have moved my studio, set up my website and really taken off with the new lines {YAY}.... well I need to de-clutter... I have purchased SO much fabric and really I have no need for all of it {cough... two bins full... cough} So I will have a few winners... I really want you all to enter... {I really miss the comments}

This is open to US and Canada {sorry everyone eles the shipping will kill me} All you have to do it enter you comment here. {YOU HAVE TO BE A FOLLOWER OF MY BLOG}

I really would love for you to check out my new website and tell me what you think of it... I would love some feedback.

You can also check me out on facebook and twitter for extra entries!!! I am having this Giveaway for my Blogfriends {you}!!!

So free fabric to play with? UM... YEAH!!!

*** Oh let me make this clear, this is not for little strips of fabric... this is for remnants, some as big as 4 yards... so not just my dingy cut offs... but usefull stuff!!!

I will draw the winner Friday March 11th, 2011!!! Tell your friends peeps!

St. Patty's day arts, crafts and recipes- My Little Pot o' Gold

My Little Pot o'Gold
This project developed out of the tradition in some families of setting a Leprechaun Trap... where you decorate a the bottom of a shoebox and set it up on a stick to trap a Leprechaun on St. Patrick's Day. If you catch one, he's supposed to leave you some "gold." We decided to make these little pots for him to put the "gold" into.

What You'll Need:
2 Heavy paper plates
1 - 12 inch black chenille stem
Black paint
Paint brush
What to Do:
1. Put the two plates together with the eating surfaces facing each other. Cut the top third of the paper plates off and discard.

Cut two little notches in the sides and round one side to make a pot shape. Take a look at the picture if my directions are confusing. (It's a little hard to explain!)

If you're making these in a class, you may want to just create a template and have the kids trace the pot onto each plate and then cut them out.

2. Staple the plates together around the rounded part... don't staple the notches yet.

3. Bend the black chenille slightly to make a handle and staple each end into the notch as you staple the notched edges together.

4. Paint the plates black and let dry completely.

Now each child has their own pot to put their gold into!

You can put gold chocolate coins in the pot to surprise children with. If you're planning on "catching" a Leprechaun, he can buy back his freedom by putting some gold chocolate coins into the pot.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New line YAY! & website & free advertising!

So I have been busy with amazing projects ones that I am so excited to share with you guys finally!!!

Project one: I made my website and it went live last week!!! {YAY} is ALIVE! It has taken so long to pick the header and get eveything worked out the way that I wanted it to. It is a free site,, which is awesome if you are looking at making your own site.

The second I am TRILLED about!!! I launched my wedding line: Morning Doll by Kate Pixley features exclusive one-of-a-kind wedding veils, ring bearer pillows, garders, ties, and much much more! I was picked up by a local wedding boutique and we did the shoot on friday {it was the best working day of my life.} My website has a new blog with exclusive behind the sence pictures of friday and some of my new products!!! Go over and check it out!!!

So on my new website I have a new blog, it will have a lot of fun stuff, I really want to support the handmade commutnity, I know how important it is! So while we are all starting out I wanted to offer some free advertising to anyone who has a handmade business.

SO..... here is the deal if you have a shop or blog and you either are currently adverstising, or you haven't taken the plunge and would like to please send me an e-mail: and tell me who you are, what is your store, and what do you sell. I will have a few spots open and they will be free, I would suggest a giveaway during the month, but really at this time it is optional. Your badge will be in the corner of my new blog for one month and then I will give someone eles the chance for free advertising. You will need to write a blog post and show us your stuff, and let us know who you are!

I hope you are all having a wonderful week!!! {please come over and take a look at my new website and tell me what you think}

xoxo K